A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles: Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles

Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology, 1st Edition

By Chi-wai Kan

CRC Press

311 pages | 83 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781439839447
pub: 2014-09-02
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Industries worldwide have been impacted by environmental regulations, economics, and ultimately consumers, which has led to more thought about the development of sustainable products. The textile industry is no exception. The preparation, dyeing, and finishing of textile fibres requires large amounts of water and other chemicals which may be toxic or hazardous. Green chemistry along with other green technologies may now play a leading role in this process. This book emphasises the importance of plasma treatment as a green and sustainable technology.

A Novel Green Treatment for Textiles: Plasma Treatment as a Sustainable Technology discusses the plasma treatment of textile fibres and its environmental, economic, and social benefits. The book reviews the general properties of textiles and provides a description of the current treatment methods typically used today. The author then introduces the concept of plasma and its application in treating textile materials. The application of plasma as a pretreatment as well as a treatment in dyeing textiles is discussed.

The book summarizes the application of plasma treatment in the printing and finishing of textiles. Also explored is the concept of sustainability and its role in the development of plasma treatments in textile wet processing. The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are incorporated throughout the book.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry for Textile Wet Processing

Importance of Green Chemistry in Textile Wet Processing

Water Requirement for Textile Wet Processing

Sustainability Consideration of Conventional Textile Wet Processing

Development of Non-Aqueous Green Treatment

Conclusions

References

Textile Materials

Textile Fibres

Classification of Textile Fibres

Essential Properties of Textile Fibres

Conclusions

References

Processes for Treating Textile Fibres

Pretreatment (Preparation) Process

Dyeing Process

Printing Process

Finishing Process

Conclusions

References

What Is Plasma?

Introduction

Mechanisms of Plasma Treatments on Material

Method of Generating Plasma

Various Plasma Treatment Operating Systems

Factors Affecting Plasma Treatment

Conclusion

References

Application of Plasma in the Pretreatment of Textiles

Plasma Pretreatment for Cellulosic Fibres

Plasma Pretreatment for Protein Fibres

Plasma Pretreatment for Synthetic Fibres

Conclusions

References

Application of Plasma Treatment in the Dyeing of Textiles

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Dyeing of Cellulosic Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Dyeing of Protein Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Dyeing Synthetic Fibres

Conclusion

References

Application of Plasma Treatment in the Printing of Textiles

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Printing of Cellulosic Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Printing of Protein Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Printing Synthetic Fibres

Conclusion

References

Application of Plasma Treatment in Finishing of Textiles

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Finishing Cellulosic Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Finishing Protein Fibres

Effect of Plasma Treatment on Finishing of Synthetic

Conclusion

References

Sustainability and Development of Plasma Treatment in Textile Wet Processing

Economic Aspect

Environmental Aspects

Social Accountability Aspect

Future Development

Conclusion

References

Index

About the Author

C.W. Kan is an associate professor at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, which is part of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests fall in the area of textile colouration and finishing and focusses on the surface modification of textile materials with the use of novel technologies such as plasma and laser. Dr. Kan graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a BSc and PhD in textile chemistry. He has published more than 300 refereed journal papers and conference proceedings.

About the Series

Sustainability: Contributions through Science and Technology

Sustainability is rapidly moving from the wings to center stage. Overconsumption of nonrenewable and renewable resources, as well as the concomitant production of waste has brought the world to a crossroads. Green chemistry, along with other green sciences technologies, must play a leading role in bringing about a sustainable society. The Sustainability: Contributions through Science and Technology series focuses on the role science can play in developing technologies that lessen our environmental impact. This highly interdisciplinary series discusses significant and timely topics ranging from energy research to the implementation of sustainable technologies. Our intention is for scientists from a variety of disciplines to provide contributions that recognize how the development of green technologies affects the triple bottom line (society, economic, and environment). The series will be of interest to academics, researchers, professionals, business leaders, policy makers, and students, as well as individuals who want to know the basics of the science and technology of sustainability.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI013010
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science